The Social Enterprise - Bridge Between the Social Sector and Traditional Business
The Social Enterprise - Bridge Between the Social Sector and Traditional Business (SE-Bridge) is a project that will devote its efforts to strengthening social enterprises (SEs) and social entrepreneurship in the Macedonia – Albania cross-border region through supporting formation of new SE start-ups, building their capacities as well the capacities of the existing SEs, enabling business cooperation with the traditional business sector (TBS) as well as facilitating SEs’ access to new markets and finance opportunities.
The project will work on building capacities of the existing ones, especially through inciting cooperation with the traditional business sector. The project will work on helping existing SEs to strengthen and grow, connecting them with companies from the TBS, while at the same time working with TBS companies on raising their knowledge and understanding of SE sector.
So far, have been implemented 4 five-day workshops, one in Albania and three in Macedonia. The workshops were for individuals who want to start a Social Enterprise, and for already established startups to improve their business model.